2024 Conference

Call for Abstracts/Participation

We are delighted to announce the next conference for Shared Narratives: supporting work by performing arts researchers of colour will be taking place online on Thursday 21st of March 2024. 

Shared Narratives is an opportunity for researchers of colour to network and showcase their varied areas of academic interests in a supportive environment. Through interactive online events and presentations, join us in recognising the breadth and quality of performing arts research produced by academics of colour.


If you would like to submit an abstract of 150 – 300 words for a 15 – 20 minute paper, performance or screening (or any other form of presentation) please email contact@sharednarratives.org by Friday 9th February, 5.00 pm GMT.

When and where is the conference?

The conference will take place online on Thursday 21st of March. 

What are our aims?

  • Creating a targeted space that reflects explorations of creativity and through performance by supporting the diverse experiences and global perspectives that are often missing from conversations particularly within the conservatoire and university settings.
  • Providing opportunities for sharing research produced by researchers of colour at any career stage
  • Developing a collaborative networking space for academics and practitioners of colour

Who can be involved?

We invite academics and practitioners of colour in the following disciplines:

  • Music 
  • Dance
  • Acting
  • Musical Theatre
  • Performance Art
  • Filmmaking 
  • Theatre Production

If you would like to be involved but are not sure whether any of these descriptions apply to you, please do get in touch.


If you require further information or have any questions in relation to the conference, please contact Dr Ankna Arockiam and Dr Uchenna Ngwe on contact@sharednarratives.org.

Further updates will be made available on the conference website as the programme is confirmed.

We look forward to your participation in March!